Innovators from around the world traveled to New York City to pitch their solutions. If you were unable to attend, watch the pitch and plenary session videos below.
Watch the Opening Plenary: Bridging the SDG Innovation Gap
Watch the Closing Plenary: Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Click here to watch all the Solver and Finalist pitches
Solve Challenge Finals is the premier social impact pitch event during UN General Assembly week in New York City. During this event, 61 finalists in our 2019 Global Challenges will pitch their solutions to a panel of expert judges and a live audience of 400+ leaders from the Solve community. The most promising 32 finalists will be selected to form the next Solver class, joining the Solve community to build partnerships with cross-sector leaders—including Members such as Starbucks, HP, Johnson & Johnson, and Save the Children—to pilot, scale, and implement their tech solutions.
This year, there is over $1.5 million in prize funding available for selected Solver teams, and recipients of the following Challenge prizes, among others, will be announced:
- The AI Innovations Prize supported by the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation and Schmidt Futures
- The GM Prize on Community-Driven Innovation and the GM Prize on Circular Economy
- Innovation for Women Prize supported by the Vodafone Americas Foundation
- The Morgridge Family Foundation Community-Driven Innovation Prize
If you’re interested in attending this premier social impact event—and joining the Solve community to partner with innovators who are solving Global Challenges—find out how you can become a Member of Solve, or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What You Missed at Solve Challenge Finals 2019
PRESS RELEASE: MIT Solve Announces New Solver Class of 32 Tech Entrepreneurs Solving Global Challenges
Meet the Solver Teams: Introducing our Early Childhood Development Teams
Meet the Solver Teams: Introducing the Circular Economy Solver Class
Meet the Solver Teams: Introducing our 8 Healthy Cities Innovators
Meet the Solver Teams: Introducing our 8 Community-Driven Innovators
All the Ways to Deal with Waste: 3 Sustainable Trends for a More Circular Economy
We Must Close the Innovation Gap to Achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals
5 Healthcare Innovation Trends to Support Healthy Cities
PRESS RELEASE: MIT Solve Announces Solve Challenge Finals on September 22 During UN General Assembly Week
5 Ways Social Innovators are Enhancing Early Childhood Development
Tech for the People: 5 Inspiring Trends in Community-Driven Innovation
Meet 5 of the Inspirational Speakers You’ll Hear at Solve Challenge Finals 2019
Waste Not, Want Not: Harnessing Open Innovation for Circular Economies and Sustainable Impact
How to Apply to Solve’s 2019 Global Challenges